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Social Services Worker 2

Job Duties: Investigates (intake worker) claims of abuse & neglect of children &/or older adults & maintains caseload (ongoing/in-home worker)...

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Wyandot County


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Job Description

Job Duties:
Investigates (intake worker) claims of abuse & neglect of children &/or older adults & maintains caseload (ongoing/in-home worker) of children/families/adults that have previously been determined to require the protective assistance of the services of the agency:  takes initial complaint;  makes initial contact;  interviews family & children;  uses direct & indirect contacts;  substantiates validity of allegations;  completes risk assessment;  follows policy & procedure to complete investigation;  documents investigation through statewide computer system (SACWIS*);  completes required forms (e.g. assessments, plans, reviews, correspondence, reports, narratives) for timely submission (CAPMIS*);  complies with established timelines;  meets procedural deadlines governing management of social service cases as set by State of Ohio;  initiates service/case plans;  completes assessments;  makes referrals for services to other agencies/vendors;  keeps accurate case files;  ensures accurate & complete data entry;  implements treatment plans;  makes home visits;  provides court ordered protective supervision;  arranges necessary services;  coordinates service delivery;  prepares cases for administrative or judicial proceedings;  appears in court as required to testify;  works with juvenile court personnel;  establishes good rapport with other entities in providing services to families;  provides independent living initiative & emergency service assistance;  assists supervisor & co-workers in performance of duties as required or assigned.  Recruits and maintains foster/adoptive homes (foster/adoptive worker):  inspects homes for compliance;  secures/provides training;  license foster parents;  coordinates recruitment, retention & recognition;  completes home studies;  maintains records/files;  investigates alleged rule violations;  writes & updates policies & procedures;  provides post adoption service subsidies.  Determines initial & ongoing eligibility for publicly funded childcare program:  conducts provider & recipient interviews; maintains accurate case file records & documentation; processes applications & changes; enters data in EDMS*/ODAPS*. Conducts self in a professional manner at all times.  Respects agency & client confidentiality principles.  Exhibits regular & predictable attendance.

Transports adults, children, & families:  travels to foster homes, group homes, detention facilities, etc. to make visits; transports clients in county vehicle or own vehicle to necessary service appointments.  Participates in action to establish legal guardianship in cases related to older adults (adult protective services):  meets with families;  discusses alternative options (e.g. nursing home placement, assisted living).  Attends various social service related trainings, workshops, conferences & other educational programs.  Participates in staff meetings.  Complies with State of Ohio annual in-service training hours requirement.

For a complete job posting, contact Marcia Frisch at 419-617-4050 or email [email protected]
Resumes and cover letters are due by 4:00 p.m. on June 8, 2021.

Job Requirements

Applicant must have one of the following:
1. A bachelor’s degree in human services related studies, or
2. A bachelor’s degree in any field and have been employed for at least two years in a human services occupation, or
3. An associate’s degree in human services related studies, or 
4. Been employed for at least 5 years in a human services related occupation

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